Michael Fassbender Producing, Starring In Assassin’s Creed Film
File this under things I did not expect to say today, but here goes: The chances that the movie version of Assassin’s Creed will be good just shot up to 95%. That’s because of the news broken on Variety that Michael Fassbender, star of Shame, Haywire, and just about every awesome movie of the last few years, will be co-producing and starring in the upcoming film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed.
Variety says the film’s plot centers around “a man who learns his ancestors were trained assassins after he is kidnapped by a secret org with ties to the Knights Templar, and sent back in time to retrieve historical artifacts.” This suggests, as Joystiq notes, that Fassbender is probably playing Desmond. But I’m guessing there’s no way that his handsome mug is going to waste. You can bet that any historical sequences will also feature him in the role of Desmond’s ancestors.
Fassbender will be co-producing with his partner Conor McCaughan. This after Sony pulled out of negotiations last year. Variety reports that Ubisoft intends to make the movie independently to ensure creative freedom, suggesting they’ll want to make something fairly close to the games on which it is based. No word if this means we’ll get 3 movies’ worth of Fassbender speaking in a hilarious Italian accent, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed.